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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Entries in Missed Marks (284)

Monday
Jun072010

If the Shoe Fits...

...it'll be a miracle.

After our purse and shoe Sweets the other week, I thought you guys might like to see the shoe on the other foot, so to speak.

Because, yes, the actual foot IS included:

Ah, if only they'd stopped at the boxes...

I've heard of shoes having a square-toe before, but this is ridiculous:


I'd like to pump this baker for more information: does s/he like a lot of sole? Or was the cake knife too slippery? Or, was s/he just being mulish because the order was wedged into a busy work day?

At least this next Wreckerator had the decency to put "cowboy" in quotes:

YeeeeHAW! Head 'em up and boot 'em out, "cowboy!"

Man, if only every CCC could get the boot...am I right, guys? Huh? Yuckyuckyuck!

A pair of flip-flops, or an anti-tobacco ad? You be the judge:

Wow, those lungs are positively laced with brown goo.


(Let's take a moment to bask in the glory of that last pun. C'mon. "Laced?" Dude, I am smokin' today.)


Or perhaps they have... [dramatic voice] DISCO FEVER!!

Well, if ever a fever could be transmitted visually, this would be the platform to launch it.

Anyone else feeling a bit trippy looking at this thing? Or is that just the old potato salad talking? (You know how chatty the German kind can get.)

Hm? What's that? You think it could be worse?

Yeah, you're probably right.

In fact...

Oh, wow. Yes, you are most definitely right:


Um.

Is it just me, or is that goldfish being a total heel?

Margaret B., Stephanie A., Teri S., Dawn, Elizabeth D., Carly S., & Jenna B., thanks for the kicks.

Tuesday
Jun012010

Evolution of a Wreck

First, there was the football helmet CCC:

Although you'll have to take my word for it on the whole "helmet" part.


Over the years, Wreckerators struggled to make the helmet CCC recognizable...

...with limited success.

Ok, extremely limited.

You know what, just forget the "success" part.

Anyway, one day someone realized that the answer was a specially shaped baking pan.

And a while later, someone else figured maybe that specially shaped baking pan should be helmet-shaped.


And all was well.

UNTIL....

You know how Wreckerators are always using shaped pans for ridiculous and completely unrelated designs? Like upside-down heart grad cakes, and guitar-shaped beer bottles? Yeah? Well, what would you imagine a determined Wreckerator could make out of a football helmet shape? Hmm?

Think carefully, now.

Any ideas?

No?

Give up?

Ok. Keep scrolling.



Jennifer D., Shellie M., Holli M., Chris B., Melissa G., Adam S., & Drew, it's like you could almost reach out and touch it, huh? Really ground-breaking use of technology. Although, I must say, now I feel oddly depressed....